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safety so helmets and gloves and lights are distributed as well to the participants in these and that has an impact on oifer all health. i want to thank the police department, the human services agency that is a part of that. we have staff here that will have comments about the program. we will have two steps in this program. the first step in the program is making permanent to make sure the san francisco police department make unclaimed bikes available to community builds around the city and this right now is the builds in southern part of san francisco but we want to make sure they go city wide so west side as well and richmond and chinatown can have access as well. the police department has been very helpful in facilitating this program but we wanted to provide the community group with a certainty this will continue in the
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future and it will expand the program for larger bikes for low income and transit challenged adults laz and expanding the programs and others can benefit and more generations can benefit as well and this will enable bikes to really make a difference in people's lives. lastly today we have related the discussion about the bike registry program as well. that will enable people that lost bikes to reclaim them through the registration process that is available so that's another tool to people that can claim their own bike in the system so this legislation will work in partnership with the registry program. i know mr. crudo has some remarks and we want show the video showing the work in the communities. >> thank you mr. supervisor. i will keep my comments brief.
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david crudo for the human services agency. i would like to commend supervisor avalos on sponsoring this change in the ordinance. historically want department is the recipient of unclaimed bikes for kids programs and we have a program with the presid presidio cwca and transfer the bikes to them and they would teach kids to work on the bikes, how to properly ride the bike and get the bike at the end of the program. however the vast majority of the bikes recovered are adult bikes so we haven't been able to move that many into the childrens' program but created a surplus of adult bikes so we're happy -- no pun intended to recycled bikes back into the community for low income san francisco and transit challenged individuals.
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>> great. i appreciate your work on that and now we're looking to grow the program and make sure they're more accessible to greater communities and greater members of san francisco. thanks. so jerry pollock who has been a big part of this legislation and kind of brought this forward through my office and he's my legislative aide. he showing the video. >> [inaudible]
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>> we were talking about and -- i think a tour of bike -- they were actually wanting to give out. >> we wanted to do more outreach to the spanish speaking and the latino community in san francisco. we learned of this opportunity to make sure of the city owned unclaimed bikes and they need refurbishing but we can get them in the hands of youth and other people in the community that may want a bike. >> [inaudible] not have to think about that and be more healthy and conscious about -- and environmentally [inaudible] >> [speaking spanish]
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>> i never had a bike. i know how to ride one and now i know how to fix it and the brake and if it's on right. >> more and more when we're getting this thing about and learning about bikes and educating people i think the next step is people -- like you want to have a monthly tour where we go ride in the city together and get people comfortable riding bikes. i was born in mexico and coming from nothing to something my community has already been here for me and i'm a product of my environment and i think it's my purpose to give back and actually do good as i can and pay off what's been given to
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me. >> so that's talking about partnerships with schools and as we doing the videos in the future so the skies the limit of what we can do with this program moving forward. lastly i have one minor amendment to the legislation which is on page three, lines 21 and 22 and basically it's saying that we would sell -- we would actually distribute bikes valued at no more than $500 resale value so we limit the actual -- the more
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expensive bikes will not be sold but $500 resale value means they're high quality bikes that will get out on the streets so the bike quality will range from some fixer uppers and bikes used for training or even competition so it will be a huge benefit to our communities and i want to thank jeremy pollack for working on the legislation and the community groups working on this and the bike coalitions and others as well so i have an amendment of the whole to add and is there comments or questions? i know david chiu wants to speak and thank you -- would love to have your support colleagues. >> i just have a quick comment as someone that bikes everyday when i heard about this and i thought it was amazing idea and i want to thank you for bringing it to our attention and the
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community leaders and am happy to support it and be a cosponsor. >> thank you. colleagues is there a motion to approve the -- >> [inaudible] >> oh any other questions or comments from others? okay. thank you supervisor avalos. we're now going to open it up to public comment. i have a number of speaker cards here and if i call your name can you line up to my left please. (calling speakers). come on up. line up to the left if you don't mind please. >> good morning supervisors. i am angela and a youth organizer at chinatown development center and work with [inaudible] and serving the needs of the community. last summer we did a survey with three dozen children living in the neighborhood and
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not bigger than 8 x 10 rooms and only a fraction, a third at most knew how to bike but everyone was interested in having one. when we asked what are the barriers? the kiz said we don't have a bike and they don't think about having a bike as a top priority and this will get them into the neighborhood and they will have a comprehensive program and what is the front end and what is bike safety and getting helmets and fixing them up and it's a tool for empowerment and somebody said it's recycling the bikes but it's a teaching mechanism in the neighborhood so we hope that you guys support this. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good morning supervisors.
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thank you so much for having this hearing. thank you for introducing the ordinance. i am oscar with the organization [inaudible] and first i want to give credit to the video videographer who is a resident balboa park high school graduate and current staff over at juma ventures who on the side does video so i think the video tells a lot of why we do what we do in terms of the bike build [inaudible] and in spanish means gathering because it's a gathering. we have a three part approach. it's tools, education, infrastructure. the tools are access to the bikes. they serve multiple goals. feeding two birds with one seed we're able to -- and get bikes in people's hands so they can transfer themselves to school,
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work, support our local corridors. we make them economically accessibility, free, which is a huge barrier. we decrease the reliance on fossil fuels and better the environment and our community network. as bike riders we see things differently when we ride down the street. we're also beginning the bridge or theory -- or bridge and dismantle the myth that people of color, that young people, that adults who have kids that we don't bike and especially in the southeast. we bike. we're out there we just need access to the bicycles. we need the tools and the education so we can ride safely. the other part is education. our approach is mutual aid. this program and the 1r08 volunteer community members and we decrease fossil fuels and the next is infrastructure. the next step is --
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>> [inaudible] >> thank you. next speaker. >> thank you. my name is sharon brown. i am with power and i just want to thank you for this and i want to thank you and thank you for cosponsoring today supervisor chiu. we came from this issue from them and we learned about the program and similarly our members in the mission and bay view had the same fundamental issue of both transit access but also the issues of health and the environment that connect to that, so we think this program really is essential and a model for other cities because we're taking something unused and putting in the hands of communities that need it so people can access the benefit
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to the city and deal with the health disparities and the environmental problems as well so thank you for your support and we look forward to this being passed and working with it in the future. >> next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. my name is [inaudible] carrillo. i will speak in spanish. [speaking spanish] >> so i work with different after school programs across the stay and i have to travel
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between bay view and the mission and being able to ride by bike to these schools is the best mode of transit for me and serves as an example to my students this is a way they can get around the city. [speaking spanish] >> workshops like these are really benefited our students. they helped us achieve and develop a sense of independence, helping the youth develop a sense of independence. they learn about bicycles and how to repair the bicycles during these workshops. [speaking spanish] >> so these ordinance, this type of legislation is really important for our communities and i want to thank you for
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taking it into consideration. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. jane martin from power. so at power we have been working for a long time around the affordability of transit as we're in the crisis with low income communities being displaced because of high cost. transportation is a huge part of the monthly budget. that's why we got involved in these efforts and other efforts to make it more affordable. biking is amazing affordable transportation option that can change thing frs a family but only if they have access to it so through this innovative collaborative partnership we have come up with a great program that brings bikes into the community that need it most and the need is huge. every service provider, every organization that we approached in the bay view that we asked if they want to collaborate on a bike build has said yes and the
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last one in oakdale was a huge success and exciting. we have members now with bikes and exercising together and it's exciting to see and we have other members waiting so what is really exciting about this legislation we know for all of the families that haven't benefited yet we can continue the great work so thank you very much for working on this and we're exciting to see this happen. >> thank you. next speaker and i will call a few more cards. (calling speakers). apologys in advance for butchering anyone's name. >> [inaudible] >> okay and you're what? >> [inaudible] >> [speaking spanish] >> good morning everybody. [speaking spanish] >> i have been a member of this
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group for three years. [speaking spanish] >> i have two kids. [speaking spanish] >> and i am here because i am in support of the ordinance to give bikes to community agencies. i think it's really important. [speaking spanish] >> like for example my son has been able to develop new skills and how to maintain a bike. [speaking spanish] >> and through this we have been able to help our environment. we have been able to be better
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off economically. [speaking spanish] >> and so there's a lot of ways in which this program has been able to support the leadership of my son who has a golf questions and wants to be involved in learning things. >> >> [speaking spanish] >> it's also helped my son with his health as a bike rider and also with him talking to his friends he's spreading this to
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his friends, his message. [speaking spanish] >> so i would like you to support this ordinance. thank you. >> thank you. thank you everybody. >> thank you. next speaker. next speaker. >> hi good morning. my name is marilyn and i was born and raised in san francisco and i am a long time member of bola and thank you to this program i was able to get a bicycle and it feels really good. i see the city in a different way. i actually went to places i haven't been before or i was scared of and it made me healthier and i have anxiety on the road and i don't want to drive because it scares me and the bike shared me more but
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after it is workshop and the rules it became a lot easier to ride t i feel more comfortable and thinking about the thing that everyone's talking about earlier, pedestrian safety, where going to these workshops teaches me and other people like about making sure the bikes are safe, making sure where you stop when people are crossing so i think mixing that together makes it important for the city to give the workshops and also make sure that people know the rules about bikes, know that it's helpful in the community to have these and support low income people that want to be on the roads that can't afford cars but need to get to point a and point b to go ahead and do that and it's health and he people like bikes and all that junk -- not junk, great stuff, sorry but support this oand and help my family members and i want to stop borrowing my bike and go out and ride bikes and go out and be healthy. thank you.
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>> thank you. next speaker. >> hello good morning everyone. i am a resident of the bay view. i coordinate the bay view healthy eating project in the community which is kaiser funded and i am here on behalf of our several groups and many churches in our community and also individual residents because we care about the health of our community. we've had an honor giving a small grant to power and sf bike coalition to do the bike builds in the bayview community and have had two successful events and we see there is an interested and need and excitement for bikes in the community and we see that also there's so much potential of addressing the issues of the community. there's so many health disparities in the bay view. there are high rates of diabetes, heart disease, a lot of obesity and biking is active
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transportation. we see that it's hard sometimes for our community to access healthy foods, health services and physical activities and bikes give people that opportunity, so i urge you all to support this ordinance and from the advisory community, the bay view advisory community we thank you for your support. >> thank you. next speaker and i want to call a couple other cards. (calling speakers). >> good morning supervisors. my name is rimah and i'm a recipient of a bike. what i think about access to bicycles i have no access but to reflect on my childhood. growing up i only had one bike and my mother was a single parent with three children and i remember riding that bike until the wheels came off because i knew i wouldn't get another one. growing up as a black child there were only a
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few children with bikes and eventually we out grew our bike and in our community this wasn't a reality and we believed that you had to be rich or white to own one and while the desire of bikes faded away children disassociated themselves from bikes and like stereotypes like "black kids don't ride bikes" and now i am seeing the effects of not owning a bike. these same communities are the same communities that face several health disparities such as diagnose, heart disease and had my mom known riding a bike reduces -- it's the easiest way to exercise i wouldn't be in front you now 23 and obese. in
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2013 i attend a bike build hosted by power and the coalition where i learned to properly use and the opportunity to pick and repair a bike and ride away that day. a year ago i couldn't imagine having a bike or riding one and each day i have a new hobby. i ride each morning 12-miles to work from ingleside to bay view. i am free relaxed. i am burning calories but most importantly i am breaking the norm was the community and supporting others. >> thank you. [applause] >> that's a good ride. >> hi everybody my name is [inaudible] and i am happy to be here and happy to feel the support even though you haven't stated yet and beyond giving bikes away being an organizer it's the leadership coming out of bike builds. our youth program has been working on
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environmental justice issue for 13 years and just dealing with the fact that our communities have been so heavily impacted with environmental racism bikes have been a solution to build their leadership in and our youth bike program about three years ago in the mission and what we realized that even though there's a lot of bike resources in the mission those resources are not available to low income latino families or accessible so i think really this is the opportunity to not just give people bikes but make -- support the leadership of folks who are really interested in a solution for bettering their health and a solution for not able to afford that expensive muni pass and the solution for the climate we're all experiencing with this crazy drought and so some of the things we have been working on is figure out -- and this is from the leadership of the bike builds and a co-op in the
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excelsior that is accessible to people and more lanes accessible to our communities. there's all these schools that are interested in partnering so i think in passing this ordinance not only are we giving the bikes but supporting the leadership of san francisco residents to continue bringing positive solutions to the table and acting on them so thank you very much for supporting our ordinance. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi everyone my name is natalie gee and i'm a youth organizationer and about a oz dozen of the youth participated in the program last year and received a bike and from low income and working class families who otherwise couldn't afford a bike. not only did the youth learn skills to fix their bikes some learned to bike for the first time and learned about bike safety so last summer the youth that participated in the program ended up biking to the summer program everyday and now
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during the school year some commute to school with a combination of muni and biking and those who also went to college continue to use our bike by campus everyday so the bike build program is really important to our communities because it provides an alternative form of transit that is healthy and environmental friendly and help them access different opportunities in the city and i urge you to support this ordinance. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is [inaudible] and with the san francisco bicycle coalition. we're excited to promote this ordinance and for bicycle for everyday transportation equitably throughout the city and this will help the ongoing efforts. poor san franciscans pay too much to get around and using these bikes with the community groups will relieve this burden by providing
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affordable reliable transportation. thank you to the hsa and sfpd and others of at this time community groups both present here and other districts such as usf [inaudible] and the tenderloin and bike kitchen and many other groups we have demonstrated overwhelming need and demands for this program throughout san francisco. we hope the city takes heed and adequately invests in these programs in all neighborhoods and on a personal note i want to say it's exciting over the past months to see this grow and develop into what it is now. really it's been a dream and it's been a wonderful experience for me. thank you. >> thank you. >> just to comment on that testimony he has been a big part of making sure these things happen and bring the resources of the bike coalition do many
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much the. >> >> of the under served community and i want to thank you for your help. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public that would like to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. supervisor, did you have i comment. >> i just to thank everyone for working on this and the agencies and i want to talk about the bike coalition and those efforts. i think the efforts to connect communities for whatever reason people do not think would be into biking when the reality is there's a long history of biking in a lot of these cultures and communities. i think it's really powerful and i think it's really creative way of making biking accessible to people, so i am just very proud that so
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much of the work is also happening in the mission so thank you very much. >> thank you. supervisor avalos are there any additional comments? >> just i want to thank my colleagues for supporting this ordinance. thank you supervisor chiu for -- president chiu and supervisor for your drafting and cosponsorship as well and i hope you approve with recommendation to the full board. >> thank you. so is there a motion to approve the amendments to the resolution? >> so moved. >> without objection that is passed. is there a motion to move this forward with recommendation. >> so moved. >> thank you. so without objection the item moves forward to the full board for consideration. thank you. [applause] >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> madam clerk can you call the next item. >> item four is a hearing